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Thu 30 Nov, 2017:
Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K 626

René Jacobs has long been a Mozartian of distinction and his thoughts on this new completion of Mozart’s Requiem fascinate as much as Pierre-Henri...

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Mon 23 Oct, 2017:
Mozart: Il sogno di Scipione, K 126

Mozart wrote Il sogno di Scipione, when he was about 16, as a Serenata honouring the Archbishop of Salzburg, who died before he could hear it. Mozart...

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Tue 25 Jul, 2017:
Pretty Yende: A Journey – Arias by Rossini, Delibes, Bellini, Gounod, and Donzietti

This recital of seven scenes and arias marks a significant milestone in Pretty Yende’s journey from the South African townships to a career on...

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Thu 13 Jul, 2017:
Schubert: Arias and Overtures

For Schubert and the German music theatre of his time, words were of utmost importance which precluded florid singing. Unfortunately for the composer,...

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Sun 30 Apr, 2017:
Perfido! – Concert arias by Mozart, Haydn & Beethoven

The theme linking these concert arias is that of treachery, disloyalty and infidelity, reflected in wonderfully stirring music and in this disc's...

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Fri 24 Mar, 2017:
Mayr: Telemaco

The goddess Calipso, spurned by Ulysses, determines to avenge herself on his son Telemaco who is shipwrecked on her island. She desires his love or...

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Fri 17 Feb, 2017:
Mitologia: Scenes and Arias from Handel Operas

DHM have assembled here a pleasingly varied collection of Handel arias. Track 4 is Semele's forceful – and, to her, fatal – aria 'No, I'll take no...

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Mon 06 Feb, 2017:
Mozart: Opera and Concert Arias

This anthology of Mozart arias is ably sung by the young German soprano Anett Fritsch. She sings arias from all three soprano roles in Le Nozze di...

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Tue 17 Jan, 2017:
Rossini: Opera Arias

A joyously sung love song from Demetrio e Polibio (Rossini’s first opera) opens this collection of Rossini ‘trouser roles’ sung by the...

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Mon 07 Nov, 2016:
Anna Netrebko: Verismo – Arias by Cilea, Giordano, Puccini, Leoncavallo, Catalani, Boito and Ponchielli

In my review of 12 September 2013, I urged caution when approaching Anna Netrebko’s selection of Verdi arias, suggesting that the darkening of her...

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Thu 22 Sep, 2016:
Pumeza: Arias

Having given Pumeza Matshikiza’s debut recording a warm welcome (see my review dated 2 October 2014), this release arrived with some anticipation....

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Wed 21 Sep, 2016:
Mozart: Zaide, K 344

This unfinished opera was actually planned as a ‘singspiel’, spoken word coming between the arias. Spoken cues – in the autograph score, and...

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Wed 10 Aug, 2016:
The Soldier's Return: Guitar works inspired by Scotland

For this recital of works by guitar composers of the early 19th century (Sor, Guiliani, Mertz and Legnani) James Akers plays period 'Romantic' guitars...

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Mon 08 Aug, 2016:
Where'er you walk – Arias for Handel's favourite tenor by Arne, Boyce, Handel & JC Smith

Handel and contemporaries wrote many of these arias, sung so well here by tenor Allan Clayton, for John Beard, about whom there is an interesting...

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